In the highly anticipated Week 5 showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers on “Sunday Night Football,” the 49ers dominated the game, showcasing their superiority. The Cowboys were eager to avenge their previous postseason losses to their long-standing rival dating back to the 1990s.
However, the 49ers made a strong statement by dismantling the Cowboys with a commanding score of 42-10. This victory solidified their position as one of the top teams in the NFC. Notably, the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles, who faced off in last year’s NFC championship game, are the only remaining undefeated teams in the NFL.
Tight end George Kittle played a pivotal role in the game, hauling in three touchdown passes from quarterback Brock Purdy, who threw a total of four touchdown passes. Impressively, Purdy extended his record to 10-0 as a regular-season starter. One of Kittle’s touchdowns came from an exciting trick play that covered 38 yards.
Christian McCaffrey continued his impressive streak, scoring a touchdown in his 14th consecutive game, tying the record previously held by Hall of Famer and former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith in 1995.
On the defensive side, linebacker Fred Warner made a significant impact, forcing a fumble in the first quarter and later intercepting Dak Prescott, who struggled with three interceptions. The Cowboys heavily relied on Prescott’s arm for offensive firepower and were outperformed on the ground, gaining only 57 rushing yards compared to the 49ers’ 170.
This loss marked the second-largest defeat during Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers extended their regular-season winning streak to 15 games, setting a new franchise record.